The Date of Periyalvar

Date of Periyalvar from Inscription

The Tamil month Margazhi (from mid December to mid January) is supposed to be sacred from all aspects. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that he is Margazhi among the twelve months.  On all the thirty days of this month, Tirupavai Pasurams will…

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KARTHIGAI DEEPAM CELEBRATION

Karthigai Deepam is a festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, from time immemorial. We have references to this festival even in the ancient Tamil Grammer Tolkappiam and the other Sangam works. This is a festival of lighting and takes place on…

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Festival of Lights!

Festival of Lights!

Deepavali is a festival of lights. There are various stories associated with Deepavali. Some hold that it marks the celebration of the wedding of Lord Vishnu and Mahalakshmi; another view is that it commemorates the returning of Sri Rama to…

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Birth of Narakasura!

Birth of Narakasura

Why is Diwali celebrated with pomp and joy? Narakasura, who sprang from the union of Vishnu in his boar form with the goddess Mahi or chaya (earth goddess) and was made as the lord of the city of Pragiyotisa by…

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Lord Vinayaka - Heritage Treasure

An untold story of Lord Vinayaka!

The above painting is found in the famous Asalaeswara shrine in the Thayagaraja temple, Tirurvarur, Tamil Nadu, India. Once Lord Vishnu had a deep discussion with Lord Shiva in Mount Kailash, the small child Vinayaka got excited to see the…

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